PRIME Minister Manasseh Sogavare says a lot of progress has been made in the planning and construction of the 2023 Pacific Games facilities despite the impacts of COVID-19.
The Prime Minister stated this in Parliament today when responding to a question by the MP for Small Malaita Rick Hou.
Prime Minister Sogavare said despite the impacts of the pandemic, work has progressed.
Here are the following updates the Prime Minister presented in Parliament today.
The Prime Minister said this facility holds the key to our bid for no less than 40 Gold medals in 2023.
The Prime Minister said for the first time our Futsal team will finally have a permanent home where they can train and do their trade in.
Prime Minister Sogavare said the construction period for all the7 projects mentioned above is 24 months commencing 1st May 2021 to 31st May 2023.
The Prime Minister said when completed, it will be the best in Football Academy in the region.
“An Exchange of Notes has been signed between our two governments on this project and the assessment team will arrive in May to conduct the assessment of the project,” the Prime Minister told Parliament today.
Prime Minister Sogavare said this is another legacy project by the National Hosting Authority.
He said PG2023 will use the facility for 2 weeks that will be owned by SINU after the Games.
The Prime Minister said the Government is confident we will secure the funding needed for this facility.
Prime Minister Sogavare said the Government plans to include ablution blocks to each of the four facilities for use by spectators when the fields are ready to be used.